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German Study Finds GM Crops Good for Farmers and the Environment

The “pro” side in the debate over the benefit of genetically modified foods got a big boost from science this month, with an international study funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program FOODSECURE concluding that GM crops are good for the economy and… Continue Reading

Federal Judge Strikes Down Kauai Law Limiting GM Crops and Pesticides

County governments on individual islands in Hawaii may have stirred the pot when it comes to genetically modified crop and pesticide use, but U.S. District Court Judge Barry M. Kurren has now ordered them out of the kitchen. The federal judge has declared that the County of Kauai’s ordinance on GM crops and pesticide use… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Mike Taylor and the Myth of Monsanto’s Man


I have known of Mike Taylor since shortly after September 29, 1994. As Food Safety News reported in “Looking Back: The Story Behind Banning E. Coli O157:H7,” Taylor took the podium that day in San Francisco at the American Meat Institute’s annual convention to make his first, and arguably most significant, speech as the top… Continue Reading

AC21 Wants USDA to Investigate Crop Insurance for Genetic Harm To Organic Crops

It held five meetings, waited until after the election, gained consensus among all but one of its members, sent off a 61-page report to the Secretary of Agriculture and now is waiting for the reviews, which are starting to come in. Its consensus report envisions crop coexistence in a nation with a diverse agricultural base… Continue Reading